According to the latest news, Vivo is going to finish off 2020 with another smartphone series in its portfolio. The Vivo X60 series will be the successor series to Vivo X50 series that was launched earlier this year. Today, the company has unveiled Vivo X60 and Vivo X60 Pro with Samsung’s latest Exynos 1080 chipset and Zeiss optics onboard.
Vivo X60 Pro looks thin and lightweight. It is 7.36 mm thick and weighs 178 g. The company is promoting both the devices as the world’s thinnest 5G smartphones because even Apple iPhone 12 mini is 7.4 mm thick. Vivo X60 Pro comes with an AG Glass back panel with a Satin finish and a dual-curved display with a 32 MP punch hole selfie camera. There is also an in-display optical fingerprint sensor onboard.
Vivo X60 Pro comes with a 6.56 inches Full HD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz. The panel touts a 2376 × 1080-pixels resolution with an aspect ratio of 20:9, peak brightness up to 1300 nits, and HDR10+ support.
Vivo X60 and its Pro variant are the world’s “first smartphones to be powered by the Samsung Exynos 1080 SoC.” Samsung has used the first 5 nm technology in this octa-core chipset that comes with 4 Cortex A78 cores and 4 Cortex-A55 cores. The CPU unit is coupled with Mali G78 MP10 GPU. The chipset onboard is paired with up to 12 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 built-in storage.
Vivo X60 Pro is backed up by a 4200 mAh battery which comes with 33 W fast charging support. It is also the first Vivo smartphone to run on Android 11 based OriginOS skin. Both the phones support dual-mode (SA/NSA) 5G connectivity.
In the rear, there is a rectangular quad-camera setup. The primary camera is a 48 MP (f/1.48) Sony IMX598 sensor. This camera supports micro head 5 axis gimbal like video image stabilization (VIS) which was also present in the Vivo X50 Pro. Apart from this, there is a 13 MP ultra-wide lens camera with a 120-degree FOV and 2.5 macro support, a 13 MP telephoto lens (or portrait lens) with 2x optical zoom, and an 8 MP periscope cum telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom and 60x digital zoom capability. Note that Vivo X60 Pro’s periscope camera is optically stabilized.
The company revealed that the camera setup has been developed in partnership with ZEISS. Vivo X60 Pro’s camera supports ZEISS Biotar portrait (vortex style blurred background), Night Mode, 21:9 Cinematic vlog mode, memory recolour, and multi focal pro sport modes.
The Vivo X60 features more or less the exact same design and hardware as its Pro variant. As far as specification is concerned, there is a difference only in the camera and the battery department. Vivo X60 comes with a rectangular triple camera setup. The primary shooter is an optically stabilized 48 MP sensor. It is coupled with a 13 MP ultra wide lens, a 13 MP portrait lens with 2x optical zoom. So basically, in Vivo X60, only the 8 MP periscope lens of its Pro variant is missing. Vivo X60 is backed up by a slightly bigger 4,300 mAh battery that comes with 33 W fast charging support via USB Type C port.
Vivo X60 comes with a price tag of CNY 3,498 (around Rs. 39,300) for the 8 GB + 128 GB base variant, CNY 3,798 (around Rs. 42,650) for the 8 GB + 256 GB variant and CNY 3,998 (around Rs. 44,900) for the 12 GB + 256 GB variant. On the other hand, Vivo X60 Pro comes with a starting price tag of CNY 4,498 (around Rs. 50,500) for the 12 GB + 256 GB base variant. Both the handsets come in three colour variants: black, white, and bluish purple. The devices will hit the sales on 8th January 2021 and it is already available for pre-order in China.